You’ve Never Slept in Mine by Jessie Kesson was first broadcast as a BBC radio in 1983. Stellar Quines along with actors Genna Allan and Chloe Wyper from the Citizens Theatre’s WAC Ensemble – Scotland’s first professionally supported theatre company for performers and theatremakers with care experience – worked closely with novelist Jenni Fagan to create a masterful adaption for the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2021.
It was performed script-in-hand, followed by an on-stage discussion with the cast, Jenni Fagan and Caitlin Skinner.
Supported by the Dr David Summers Charitable Trust.
With special thanks to The Citizens Theatre WAC Ensemble.
About Jessie Kesson
Born in an Inverness workhouse in 1916, Jessie Kesson spent her early childhood in an Elgin slum before being moved to an orphanage and eventually being sent to work in service. Despite her inauspicious beginnings, she went on to become an acclaimed writer, often drawing on her early life experiences. Best known for her novels The White Bird Passes and Another Time, Another Place, she also published poetry, short stories and more than 100 plays including You’ve Never Slept in Mine.